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What can Lean Six Sigma do for the federal government? Read the article here
Just a reminder that tomorrow (2/29) is the High Performance Virtual Summit. Doors open at 9:45 AM CST with Guidon's President/CEO, Ron Wince, opening session, "Adapting to Disruptive Change" beginning at 10:00 AM CST.We are looking forward to all the great speakers lined up throughout the day as well as all the great value-added content and networking that will be available to all. We hope every attendee finds at least one takeaway or one new networking relationship to help them along their operational excellence journey.Register hereHope to see you there!
Don't forget to register for the upcoming High Performance Virtual Summit, "Leaders Creating Real Change" on Feb. 29. Vincent Frakes, Federal Policy Director from the Center for Health Transformation (CHT) will be presenting, “Scaling the Healthcare Peak: Using Leadership and Innovation to Reach the Top” at 3:30PM CST. Click here for complimentary registration.
2nd Annual High Performance Virtual Summit – Leaders Creating Real ...When: February 29, 2012, 9:45 AM - 4:30 PM CSTWhere: Virtual/Online - Login as often as you wantCost: ComplimentaryThe world is moving faster than ever with new technology and regional cross-business dependencies. Change frequently requires transformation, and transformation generally requires multiple organizations working together to achieve an improved state – born out of market opportunities or survival.
Attend the “2nd Annual High Performance Virtual Summit – Leaders Creating Real Change” from the convenience of your office or home. At this unique virtual summit you can:
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The vision and optimistic predictions of the savings that could be generated by the implementation of LSS across the broad federal agency landscape is not only encouraging but also brings to mind the question of the impact this approach could have if adopted by state and local agencies as well. Our NYC agency, DCAS, (similar in scope to GSA) is the pilot agency for our city’s LSS project. While it is still relatively early, the project has already generated some substantial savings from “leaning out” or streamlining processes in our procurement and delivery services functions. There is enormous potential for significant change and savings once the other City agencies and hopefully the State of NY, whose budget woes are well documented, begin to utilize the tools and adopt the culture of change provided by the LSS process. In my view to have the desired impact on “growing the economy or job creation” significant change needs to take place in state and local government agencies as well.
Applied across the entire Federal Government, some estimate savings of $500 billion a year or $5 trillion over a ten-year period. By comparison, the “Super Committee” is tasked to save $1.5 trillion.
A focused top down driven Lean Six Sigma effort could reorient government to provide effective services, reduce the cost of government, grow our economy, accelerate job creation, and contribute towards a competitive world economy.
Corporations including General Electric, Honeywell, DuPont, Caterpillar, Danaher, Cummins Engine, Quest Diagnostics, Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, Textron, CSX, and Tyco have undertaken enterprise wide Lean Six Sigma programs with significant results.
In Federal Government, the impact is not fully realized due to the lack of full involvement of Exec. & Leg. leadership.
Case Study: Productivity and Response Time Improvements in Local Go...
The resource squeeze common throughout the public sector coupled with the possibility that service demands could increase once the economy turned around made Town leaders of Gilbert, Arizona (pop: 208,000) interested in improving productivity and efficiency. They decided to test improvement methods that are now common in the business sector, and chose to run a project on the process for handling commercial building permits. Improvement in this key process would make Gilbert more business friendly, help companies get established faster, and generate tax revenue more quickly.
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The recently-passed Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRA) of 2010 calls for a more defined performance framework and requires frequent reporting and reviews to increase the use of performance information in program decision-making.
There is a webinar taking place tomorrow (Thursday), July 28 at 11am PT that dicusses how open source BIRT can be leveraged to create real-time interactive reports and dashboards to enable federal agencies to meet the new GPRA reporting requirements.
For those who might find this topic relevant, you can sign up for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/mRXBL2
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